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Understorey: 50,000 Years of Containment

Wednesday 9th March / presented by Elizabeth PO’ Adrian Glamorgan

The proposed Mulga Rock Uranium project, just 240 km from Kalgoorlie, would have a “life of mine” of 16 years. Critics point out, however, that the waste from the mine is much longer than that: measured in thousands of years.

How will any company or government contain nuclear waste from reactors for periods of tens of thousands of years?   Five years after the Australian uranium fuelled Fukushima reactor failed, and contaminated north-east Honshu in Japan, Understorey investigates

Picture credit-  Galison and Moss: ‘Containment

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